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Friends of the Adelaide Festival receive a host of great benefits including a 15% discount on applicable tickets, access to pre-sale and much more.

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Adelaide Festival utilises different ticketing agencies for different shows and venues. If you search the show you want to buy on the Adelaide Festival website, the BUY TICKETS link on each page will take you to the right place.


If you love to be first in line for the world’s best theatre, dance, music, visual arts, literature and more, you'll love being a Friend of the Adelaide Festival. Exclusive benefits include:

  • 15% discount on adult ticket prices to select Adelaide Festival performances, limited to 2 tickets per event
  • Access the best seats in the house during the priority-booking period, on shows presented by the Adelaide Festival (excludes opening nights). 
  • Option to exchange tickets to another performance of the same event, subject to terms and conditions
  • Email updates with exclusive news, offers and giveaways

A Friends membership costs $180 and is valid until 30 June 2021.
We’d love to have you on board! Visit Friends to find out more.


To book access tickets, please call BASS on 131 246 to discuss with an operator. Access tickets cannot be purchased online. See Access section for more information on accessible events and performances.



  • Pensioners
  • Unemployed
  • MEAA Members

Proof of concession eligibility must be provided for purchases and may be required upon entry to the venue.


If you’re a full-time student OR you’re aged under 30, you can purchase a limited number of discounted tickets to most Adelaide Festival events. Please note that these tickets can only be collected from the box office upon presentation of valid ID.


Book a group of 6+ and save 15% per ticket, booking directly online.

For schools tickets and bookings, visit the Youth & Education page.




Adelaide Festival reserves the right to change seating reserves and pricing, at any time and without notice.


Ticket prices listed are inclusive of all ticketing fees and charges, however transaction fees will apply to purchases. 


Adelaide Festival have introduced updates to our ticketing policy giving people more flexibility in the case of illness or border closure.

  • Exchanges can be made up to 72 hours before the event in the event of illness or quarantining subject to a COVID test
  • On the day of your scheduled event please contact Adelaide Festival before 10am to determine an exchange to a future performance date
  • If an alternative date cannot be found, a refund will be given

For interstate/international travellers
If you are an interstate/international traveller and can’t attend due to travel and/or quarantine restrictions, please contact Adelaide Festival via phone or email no later than one week before performance to arrange an exchange – and if that can’t be facilitated, a refund will be given.

Tickets are sold in line with Live Performance Australia guidelines ( Adelaide Festival will offer a refund if the performance is cancelled, rescheduled or significantly relocated. Adelaide Festival Friends are permitted to exchange tickets to another performance of the same event, subject to terms and conditions. Refunds and exchanges are not offered for change of mind or circumstance, with exceptions as listed above due to COVID-19.


Tickets purchased through unauthorised resellers such as Ticketmaster Resale, eBay, Viagogo and similar organisations may be fraudulent and entry to the venue is not guaranteed.


Latecomers may not be admitted. Please see individual event pages.

The use of cameras, mobile phones and recording devices is strictly prohibited and will result in removal from the venue without refund.


Adelaide Festival takes great effort to provide information to audiences regarding potentially sensitive subject matters and the use of special effects (theatrical smoke, strobe lighting etc). Please be advised that at the time of publishing the guide, Adelaide Festival may not be aware of all specific show warnings. See specific event pages on this website for the most up-to-date information.